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MBACP, MRCSLT, HCPC Reg MSc Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse

About me

As a person-centred counsellor, my aim is to provide a genuine, caring service in the knowledge of how daunting but powerful counselling can be. We all have our own journey in life to navigate and I truly understand the need for a confidential, empathic, non-judgmental listener in those challenging times. As an experienced speech and language therapist in learning difficulties and complex needs, I am able to break down barriers in communication to enable everybody to find a way to express themselves whatever their level of ability in life. I am aware of the stress and anxiety related to disabilities and welcome all from this walk of life, including parents and carers. My counselling service aims to be kind, caring, honest but gentle because life can be tough.

I also have specialist knowledge of working with women who have experienced domestic violence and sexual abuse and have a Masters degree in this particular area. I have experience of working in a women's centre and welcome women seeking a safe place to talk in a gentle, non-judgemental way.

Take things at your own pace. Start to find your own solutions

We all have our past experiences. Of course, we need to examine the past but it is equally important to deal with the ‘here and now’ when we are feeling concerned, anxious, stressed or sad. I became a person centred counsellor because on my own personal counselling journey, I often wanted to be listened to about what was going in the present instead of a pressure to default analyse the past right away. We are all at different stages of our journeys and I respect that.

You choose the pace and depth you want to take and I will facilitate you.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSC Speech & Language therapy

MA Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse

Degree in Person Centred Counselling

Experienced in working with women facing a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, lack of self confidence, family and relationships.   Specialising in domestic violence and sexual abuse.

I am also able to support people with disabilities and Carers who need a confidential space to talk.

I am experienced in assessing speech and language needs, setting up and advising on a range of low and high tech communication aids such as specialist iPad software and Tobi eyegaze as well as Makaton signing and visual support systems. I can assist with social skills development programmes.

I have extensive experience in SEN with all age groups, specialising in learning disabilities and augmentative and alternative communication. I have worked with women experiencing domestic violence and sexual abuse and have supported young people, parents and carers dealing with a range of disabilities.   I am able to support people with their communication needs in a specialised capacity and offer a counselling service to support emotional issues through talking therapy.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

My fees are £50.00 for a 50 minute session.

When I work

Weekdays/Evenings/Weekends

Further information

I work from Keats Health Complimentary Clinic, situated in the heart of Enfield Town, North London.

Keats Practice, 18A London Road, Enfield, EN2 6EB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Additional languages

Makaton signing